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    Posted 4 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    For the antique car collector who needs a clock.

    Henry L. Lang
    Jeweler
    Staunton,VA
    Est. 1885

    Lang’s history goes back to the days when Henry L. Lang, an engraver and watchmaker by trade, who came to Staunton, VA. in 1885 and opened a jewelry store on property he purchased on the corner of Beverley and Augusta Streets. He sold this building in 1895 and moved his store to its present location at 11 West Beverley Street in Staunton, Virginia.
    Mr. Lang was a gifted engraver who took pride in his work and  was also one of the first licensed optometrists in Virginia.  He operated his business as a jeweler and an optometrist for 55 years, until his death in early 1940.

    In 1910, in a magazine named, The Horseless Age, Volume XXVI, New York, July 20, 1910, Number 3, Lang advertised his new invention of the:
    Simplex Watch Holder. It reads:
    "H. L. Lang of Staunton, VA. is manufacturing the watch holder illustrated here-with, which enables a motorist to clip his pocket watch securely to a spoke of the steering wheel. the holder is of very neat design, and will, no doubt, prove popular."
    (“the watch holder illustrated here-with”, is the side of the box above with the watch attached to the steering wheel spoke).

    Shown above, with the Simplex Watch Holder, is a “Dollar Watch” by Ingersoll, named: “Traveler” with an illuminated dial, so it could be seen in the dark.

    If you were fortunate enough to have owned one of these vehicles in 1910, you had the opportunity to purchase one of H. L. Lang’s Simplex Watch Holders to attach to your steering wheel and clip your own pocket watch in place so you could keep track of the time while traveling.

    1910 Whiting Runabout
    Wagon Works Flint, MI
    1910-1912

    1910 Royal Model G
    Royal Motor Co Cleveland, Oh
    1904-1916

    1910 Schacht Roadster
    Schacht Mfg Co. Cincinnati, OH
    1905-1909

    1910 Imperial Touring
    Imperial Automobile Co. Jackson, Mich.
    1907-1916

    1910 Paterson Touring
    W. A. Paterson Co. Flint, MI
    1908-1923

    1910 Firestone- Columbus Roadster
    Columbus Buggy Co. Columbus, OH
    1907-1915

    1910 Berg Touring
    L. Burg Carriage Co. Dallas City, IL
    1910-1913

    1910 Overland
    Willys-Overland Co. Toledo, OH
    1908-1963

    1910 Mitchell Special S
    Mitchell-Lewis Motor Co, Racine WI.
    1910-1924

    1910 Courier Roadster
    Sears Motor Car Works Chicago, IL
    1906-1911

    1910 Auburn Coupe
    Auburn Automobile Co. Auburn, Indiana
    1900-1937

    1910 Stoddard Dayton
    Dayton Motor Car Co. Dayton, OH
    1905-1912

    1910 Premier Four Door Touring
    Premier Motor Corp. Indianapolis, IN
    1903-1925

    1910 Pratt Elkhart
    Elkart Carriage and Harness Co., Elkart, In.
    1909-1916

    1910 American Underslung
    American Motor Car Co. Indianapolis, Indiana
    1906-1914

    1910 Stearns Model 30-60 Limousine
    Stearns Steam Carriage Co. Syracuse, NY
    1900-1904

    1910 Hupomobile Roadster
    Hupp Motor Car Corp., Cleveland, OH
    1908-1940

    1910 Velie Touring
    The Velie Motor Vehicle Co. Moline, IL
    1909-1928

    1910 Corbin Touring
    Corbin Motor Vehicle Co. New Britain, CT
    1903-1912

    1910 Brush
    Brush Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI
    1907-1923

    1910 American Traveler Touring
    American Motor Car Co. Indianapolis, Indiana
    1906-1914

    1910 Kenmore Runabout
    Kenmore Mfg Co. Chicago, Ill.
    1909-1912

    1910 Atlas Model H
    Atlas Motor Car Co. Springfield, Mass.
    1907-1911

    1910 Bergdoll Touring
    The Louis J. Bergdoll Motor Co. Philadelphia, PA
    1908-1913

    1910 Krit
    The Krit Motor Car Co, Detroit
    1910-1915

    1910 EMF Touring
    Everitt-Metzger-Flanders Co. Detroit, MI
    1908-1912

    1910 International Truck
    International Harvester Co. Chicago, Ill.
    1900- Date

    1910 Otto Runabout
    - Otto Gas Engine Works Philadelphia, PA
    1909-1911

    1910 Hunt
    Hunt Brothers, National City, Ca.

    1910 Oldsmobile Limited
    Oldsmobile Motors, Lansing, Mi.
    1897-2002

    1910 Everitt  4-30
    Metzger Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI
    1909-1912

    1910 Zimmerman
    Zimmerman Mfg. Co. Auburn, IN
    1908-1914

    1910 Pullman Raceabout
    York Motor Car Co. York, PA
    1903-19171910
    Chalmers Detroit
    Chalmers-Detroit Chalmers Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI
    1908-1924

    1910 Atlas Model H
    Atlas Motor Car Co. Springfield, Mass.
    1905-1912

    1910 Halladay Touring
    Streator Motor Car Co. Streator, IL
    1905-1922

    1910 Pickard Touring
    Pickard Bros. Brockton, MA
    1908-1912

    1910 Overlland
    Willys-Overland Co. Toledo, OH
    1903-1963

    1910 Paige Detroit Challenger
    Paige-Detroit Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI
    1908-1927

    1910 Cino Limousine
    Haberer & Co. Cincinnati, OH
    1909-1913

    1910 Cartercar Touring
    Cartercar Motor Car Co., Pontiac, MI
    1910-1916

    1910 Owens Touring
    Owen Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI
    1910-1914

    1910 Fuller Touring
    Fuller Buggy Co. Jackson, MI

    1910 S.P.O Raceabout
    S.P.O Automobile Co., New York, NY
    1910-1911

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the "time" to view my post,
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid for the appreciation.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      rniederman
      bb2
    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Your welcome cool watch. Never seen one before. Thank you for sharing.
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      freon
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    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What an interesting and uncommon thing. Thanks for all the great info too PW!
    6. Padit, 4 years ago
      Dave,
      Really enjoy your post on this watch. Your research and the telling of the item made it all so much more interesting. As an owner of an antique car that has no such added amenity's as they now have, that people don't give any thought to, I found it very informative. Thank you for the post and the time it took to produce it in full.
    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Padit, thanks for the comment. The "watch holder" is adjustable to fit different size pocket watches (see back of holder in photo #1). Pocket watch was not supplied with the "holder".
      I would enjoy seeing a post of your antique car.
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
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      Thanks mikelv85 for the appreciation.
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    11. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
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    16. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      Thanks again ttomtucker.
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